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Employment and Support Allowance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 238682, tabled on 29 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs since the wording of that letter was revised, in each month in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

Answered on

3 April 2019

The Department does not hold information on the number of ESA65B letters sent to GPs.

The ESA65B letter is automatically issued by the IT system to GPs in every case where an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimant has been found ‘fit for work’.

Link to the latest ESA statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019

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